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|Fracking Set To Begin in Illinois|
Owen P. Quinn; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
November 22, 2014, previously published on November 11, 2014Illinois is the latest state to officially approve hydraulic fracturing.
|Impact of the US Shale gas Revolution|
Barlas Balcioglu, Danielle Beggs, Marc Fornacciari, Claudiu Munteanu-Jipescu, Ewa Rutkowska-Subocz; Dentons Canada LLP;
November 21, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014The US shale gas revolution has seen several EU Member States chase after the “American Shale Gas Dream,” particularly given that shale gas in the US is up to five times cheaper than conventional European gas. The sheer rate of expansion of the shale gas market and its already visible...
|Canada Introduces Payment Reporting Legislation: What Mining and Oil & Gas Companies Need to Know|
Graham Erion, John Munnis; Davis LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014On October 23, 2014, the Government of Canada introduced its long-awaited legislation to mandate disclosure of public payments made by mining and oil & gas companies for the commercial development of oil, gas and minerals. The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the “Act”)...
|New Canadian Resource Revenue Transparency Rules Released|
Daniel P. Cipollone, Eden M. Oliver, Claire Webster; Bennett Jones LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014On October 23, 2014, the Government of Canada introduced its Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the Bill), which will impose mandatory reporting requirements for each entity engaged in the "commercial development of oil, gas or minerals" (exploration, extraction, or having...
|Key Components of the BC Government’s LNG Tax and Emissions Framework|
Timothy G. Duholke, Michael J. Styczen; Davis LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014From British Columbia’s spring budget, to the provincially-sponsored LNG conference in May, and throughout the summer, the message from LNG producers to the BC government has been consistent: in order to allow LNG projects proposed for the BC coast to proceed, the province needs to implement...
|BC Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act Passes Second Reading|
Wally Braul, Thomas W. McInerney, Gray E. Taylor; Bennett Jones LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on November 03, 2014On October 20, 2014, the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (Bill 2) (hereinafter the Bill) was introduced, and on October 29, 2014, the Bill passed second reading in the British Columbia Legislative Assembly. The Bill, if enacted, would repeal the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and...
|British Columbia Government Tables LNG Tax Legislation|
Paul R. Cassidy, Sven Milelli, Gordon M. Nettleton, Monika A. Sawicka; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014On October 21, 2014, the British Columbia Government tabled Bill 6, the Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act. The Bill will be considered at the Legislature’s next sitting.
|BC Sets New Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standard for LNG Industry|
Paul R. Cassidy, Selina Lee-Andersen; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014On October 20, 2014, BC Environment Minister Mary Polak introduced legislation for the management of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the province’s burgeoning liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. With the objective of ensuring that BC has the cleanest LNG facilities in the world, Bill 2...
|California Enacts Comprehensive Groundwater Management Legislation|
Jolie-Anne S. Ansley, Thomas M. Berliner, Colin L. Pearce; Duane Morris LLP;
October 28, 2014, previously published on October 15, 2014On September 16, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a historic package of three bills—Senate Bill 1168, Senate Bill 1319 and Assembly Bill 1739—instituting comprehensive groundwater management in California. The legislation represents perhaps the most significant...
|Pennsylvania Superior Court Applies Doctrine of Estoppel by Deed in Oil and Gas Context|
James H. McCune; Bowles Rice LLP;
October 22, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014The Pennsylvania Superior Court has applied the doctrine of "estoppel by deed" in a case involving the ownership and leasing of oil and gas.